Sixth Texas Legislature

The Sixth Texas Legislature met from November 5, 1855 to September 1, 1856 in its regular session and one adjourned session. All members of the House of Representatives and about half of the members of the Senate were elected in 1855.

SessionsEdit

  • 6th Regular session: November 5, 1855 – February 4, 1856
  • 6th Adjourned session: July 7–September 1, 1856

Party summaryEdit

OfficersEdit

SenateEdit

Lieutenant Governor
Hardin Richard Runnels, Democrat
President pro tempore
Jesse Grimes, Regular session, Adjourned session

House of RepresentativesEdit

Speaker of the House 
Hamilton P. Bee

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

Members of the Texas Senate for the Sixth Texas Legislature:

District Senator Party Took office
1 Solomon H. Pirkey Democrat 1855
2 Johnson Wren Democrat 1855
3 Robert H. Taylor Democrat 1855
4 Malachi W. Allen Democrat 1853
5 Jefferson Weatherford Democrat 1853
6 Jonathan Russell Democrat 1855
7 M. D. K. Taylor Democrat 1851
8 William Thomas Scott Democrat 1851 (First time: 1846–1847)
9 James Winwright Flanagan Democrat 1855
10 Elisha Everett Lott Democrat 1853
11 Robert Henry Guinn Democrat 1853
12 William M. Taylor Democrat 1855
13 Madison G. Whitaker Democrat 1853
14 James A. Truitt Democrat 1855 (First time: 1851–1853)
15 James M. Burroughs Democrat 1855
16 Henry C. Pedigo Democrat 1853
17 Mark M. Potter Democrat 1851
18 Edward A. Palmer Democrat 1855
19 Jesse Grimes Democrat 1855 (First time: 1846–1853)
20 James W. McDade Democrat 1853
21 Elliot McNeil Millican Democrat 1853
22 William Harrison "Howdy" Martin Democrat 1853
23 James H. Armstrong Democrat 1851
24 Guy Morrison Bryan Democrat 1853
25 John Caldwell Democrat 1855
26 Samuel Addison White Democrat 1855
27 Henry Eustace McCulloch Democrat 1855
28 Edwin B. Scarborough Democrat 1855
29 Edward R. Hord Democrat 1855
30 Antoine Supervièle Democrat 1853
31 Samuel A. Maverick Democrat 1855
32 Isaac Lafayette Hill Democrat 1853
33 Rufus Doane Democrat 1851

House of RepresentativesEdit

Members of the House of Representatives for the Sixth Texas Legislature:

Membership ChangesEdit

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